Beatrice, after Claudio shames Hero, explicitly said, “O God that I were a man! I would eat his heart in the marketplace.”(Shakespeare 174). Beatrice, in this line, wishes to be a man, so she can rip Claudio's heart out and eat it. Beatrice turns to anger and rage and has no problem showing it. She thought the situation was unjust and wants to rip Claudio to pieces for it. Hero, in contrast, just says “ Is my Lord well, that he doth speak so wide?”( Shakespeare 154). In contrast to beatrice’s reaction, Hero asks Claudio is he is feeling alright. After that she proceeds to faint, pretend to be dead, and marry Claudio in the end. Hero doesn’t share what she thinks of the situation, other than being confused, and sad. In the end, she just felt bad that she lost Claudio, whereas Beatrice wanted to rip him to
You can tell from this quote that Claudio feelings for Hero are based on her physical beauty and nothing else. Does he really love Hero or is he just in love with the idea of Hero. If he truly loves Hero, he will not hastily judge and be the first to doubt Hero but instead, would try to understand her and give her a chance to tell him what really
In Act III, Hero, Margaret, Ursula, are going to trick Beatrice into thinking Benedick loves her. This is Hero’s way of tricking Beatrice, she makes Ursula and
“Let her a while be secretly kept in, and publish it that she is dead indeed...Come, lady, die to live (Shakespeare 72-73).” Hero has been known throughout the play as the character that always does as she is told and “goes with the flow.” During this section, Hero could’ve spoken out about her true feelings or taken other actions, but instead does what will please her father, Leonato, Governor of Messina. Meanwhile, Beatrice openly discusses her feelings with Benedick. While they are conversing, Beatrice plainly states that she wants Benedick to “kill Claudio...a villain, that hath slandered, scorned, dishonoured [her] kinswoman (Shakespeare 74-75).” Beatrice makes very bold actions, and she is not afraid of doing so. This shows how Beatrice and Hero are foils of each other because Hero takes actions that are safe and pleasing to others, while Beatrice does what she wants and doesn’t care about what others think of her actions. Another example of this occurs during the Masquerade Ball. Beatrice talks with Don Pedro and is quoted to have said, “My cousin tells him in his ear that he is in her heart (Shakespeare 27).” Hero had chosen to accept Claudio’s proposal and claimed to have fallen in love with
Moreover, Claudio's quickness on believing that Broachio, who claims to be Hero’s supposed lover, comes to show that he is unworthy of her. On their wedding he publicly shamed her by stating, “Give not this rotten orange to your friend…Behold how like a maid she blushes here” (4.1.32-34). This then causes Leonato to fake Hero’s “death” so that Claudio can grieve her memory and admit that he was wrong on publicly bashing her.
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blindness of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: If she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia. This crushed Helena, causing her to lose self-confidence, but still: she yearns for Demetrius 's love. Hermia and Lysander 's love, Egeus 's harsh rule, and Helena 's unrequited love for Demetrius causes the lovers to leave Athens. Various factors cause the lovers to run away together.
Shakespeare has a way of making his plays have a whole array of themes and perspectives to see the story from. One can argue that the main theme can usually be something along the lines of Love or Deception or even Honor. In particular, looking at Much Ado About Nothing, you can apply the same. I would argue that shakespeare chose to develop the theme of deception throughout this play. In particular, the way that Beatrice and Benedick end up falling in love is all thanks to deception.
“The Hero’s Journey” is term for a narrative style that was identified by scholar Joseph Campbell. The narrative pattern would depict a character’s heroic journey, and categorize the character’s experiences into three large sections: departure, which contained the hero’s call to adventure, fulfillment, which consisted of the hero’s initiation, trials, and transformation, and finally the return. The novel The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan investigates the relationship and actions of four Chinese women and their daughters. The character Lindo Jong’s youth in China exemplifies the three part heroic journey in how she leaves the familiar aspects in her life, faces trials in the home of her betrothed, .....
Through a hero’s journey, the ideals and character traits that help them achieve success ultimately grow stronger as they have increasing faith in these values. Within Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is dramatically impacted by his failure to win Rosaline’s heart. However, meeting Juliet is a major success for him as he regains his confidence and is more faithful in his thoughts and beliefs. Throughout the play, it is known that Romeo has strong feelings regarding love. Because he has had success in these area with Juliet, he is more confident and is more likely to show his affection. This idea is present when Romeo goes to Juliet’s balcony. She tries to tell him to leave, to protect him from her family but he claims, “But [she] love me, let them find me
In William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing many characters are compared and contrast as many are paired up. Two characters in particular who could be contrasted and compared are Hero and Beatrice. Hero and Beatrice are cousins and a very different from one another. However, as the play progresses and the characters begin to develop, some similarities between the two begin to show up. Leonato is Hero’s father while Beatrice has no parents. As a result of her not having any parents she has more freedom. Beatrice is best described as cynical and sharp while Hero is very quiet, respectful and gentle. The ways the two react and don’t react to things creates a very huge difference between them and it reveals a lot about who they are. Shakespeare constant use of dramatic irony and contrasting plots show just how easy it is for Hero and Beatrice to be compared on contrasted.
Toba Beta once said: "“Justice could be as blind as love.” Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night 's Dream captures the blind bias of both love and justice. Egeus, a respected nobleman in Athens, arranged for his daughter, Hermia, to marry nobleman Demetrius. Egeus tells his daughter that she must obey his wishes: if she does not, she can either choose to become a nun, or die. Hermia, much to her father 's dismay, is deeply in a mutual love with a different nobleman, Lysander. In addition, Hermia 's childhood best friend and Demetrius were in love prior to his sights turning towards Hermia. This crushed Helena, causing her to lose self-confidence, but still: she yearns for Demetrius 's reciprocated love. Lysander and Hermia are in love with each other. Egeus does not approve of his daughter 's chosen love. The couple wishes for Helena to be happy with Demetrius.
Do you also think that Benedick is Claudio’s foil? In the play: “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare, a villain named Don John tricked Claudio by making him believe that Hero have been cheating on him which resulted in Claudio getting mad and ruining his and Hero’s wedding, accusing Hero that she was being unfaithful. After that, Hero faked her death and one of Don John’s minions admitted that he was paid to make Claudio believed things about Hero that are not true; Claudio married who was supposed to be Hero’s cousin without knowing that it was Hero that he was married to which surprised him and made him happy when it was revealed that it was Hero that he was married to. In this story, I do believe that Benedick serves as Claudio’s
The setting takes place in Messina, “a bustling port city on the island of Sicily in southern Italy” in the 16th century. The Prince and his soldiers are finally coming home from a victorious battle which sets down a mood of merriment and relief. Shakespeare chooses to write that all of the soldiers have come back safe, so there are no public mourning. The characters immediately fall into a youthful bunch that still seek and play around with love. Claudio and Hero fall into a young love that they fall into easily. However, due to their lack of trust, suspense is built to sustain a plot. Just as the problem arises quickly, the complication is resolved just as simply with the marriage of the young lovers. Throughout the play, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedict serve as a comedic relief. There snarky replies are well crafted such as Benedict’s view on Beatrice’s replies: “she speaks poniards, and every word stabs: if her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” In the final act, audience find compassion that Benedict and Beatrice hate relationship settles to a love relationship. (Schmoop)
Margaret Wolfe Hungerford once said, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. The meaning of this quote is that beauty exists only in the mind of the person that contemplates it. This correlates with the beginning of the love shared by the main characters in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Born from opposing families, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, but cannot be together because of their family feud. Their love begins from the moment they meet, and just upon looking at each other, they instantly fall in love. ¨Sonnet 148¨, also written by William Shakespeare, shows love and sight in a different light. Love is shown from a negative aspect, while the love of Romeo and Juliet are shown as a beautiful thing. Sight gives love many different
What seems to be a comedy play for an audience who enjoys a theatre with good humor and romance, “Much Ado About Nothing” contains much more than just entertainment. If we dig in deep, William Shakespeare’s play has much more than a tragic story with happy ending; even that is debatable. The theme of this play revolves around deception, plotting against your own, personal gains and rejection. The audience may understand the concept of love and romance flowing within the characters because it was to portrayed that way but the critics would argue the fact that some of the characters like Beatrice and Benedick were made to fall in love with each other through deception. As simple as the characters were, the situations arousing in the play became more complexed as scenes passed by. What led to the trouble and chaos in the play also led to the solution in the end, when Claudio and Don Pedro were deceived into thinking by Don John that Hero was unfaithful. That very same idea also solved the problem in the end when Leonato, Hero’s father, deceived Claudio by making him believe that she is dead and that it is his duty to clear Hero’s name by reading out on her tomb and marrying the said niece who looks just like Hero. Again the plotting against own is present where the said niece turns out to be Hero and she comes back to life again.